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Lifes Glow

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Life is always full of surprises isn’t?  I decided to head out to take a photo on this particular night for no other than reason than to just relax and wind down.  It had been a busy week and I certainly didn’t expect the sunset to be spectacular at all.

How wrong was I?  It built up slowly taking at least 20 minutes to work up to its full intensity.  People who were running along the river stopped to admire how beautiful it was.  People driving past pulled over to the side of the road and hopped out of their cars to take snapshots, it was that beautiful.

The reflections were my favourite part of this shot.  What about yours?  On another note, I’ve been shooting this spot for 18mths and its the first time I’ve managed to get the shot I wanted.  Patience and persistence in photography always pays off.

This along with my other photos is up for sale.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

 

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Swan River Sunset

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Perth sunsets can be absolutely amazing especially during summer where they often an intense bright red and last for ages.   This was one of those sunsets that looked like it was never going to eventuate into anything but then surprised me by being one of the best I’d seen in years.

It just goes to show as always that if you aren’t there you won’t get the shot, so make sure you head out no matter what.   I’m actually really surprised that no families were out on this evening.  Normally on a evening like this I would expect to see families sitting on the grass with their fish and chips and the kids splashing in the water soaking up the last warm sunshine for the days.  I guess no one else expected it to be an awesome evening either.

Where is your favourite part of the river?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Blackwall Reach Boats

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Blackwall Reach near Fremantle would have to be one of my more favourite spots on the Swan River.   Despite all the boat traffic going by its actually a very peaceful place to be.   Its also a pretty cool spot to go diving as there are stacks of boats sitting on the bottom here, bikes are down there and I’ve even found the remains of an old truck down here.

If you’re into prawn diving this is one of the best spots in the Swan River to get them.  Normally they are between 9M and 14M of water and on a good night you could easily bring in a kilo of prawns.   Perhaps one of the best things about this area is that its full of seahorses just below the surface.  I could almost guarantee that if you went for a snorkel or dive around here you would find at least one seahorse.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  I certainly did.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Blackwall Reach

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Hi Everyone,

We had an amazing sunset here last night, I hope you guys all managed to get out there and get some photos.   I managed to grab this shot before ducking around and shooting Point Walter as the sun was setting.  I promised myself no wave shots this weekend and at first I did end up down at North Cottesloe but I snapped out of it and headed back around to the Swan River.   I’m really glad I did the light was just amazing and everything came together just right.   Did anyone else manage to get out there and get some awesome shots?

Camera Settings:

F16

ISO 100

Shutter 1 sec

Hope you all enjoy,

Jamie Paterson

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Parker Point Boats

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Happy Mothers Day!

I hope that all the mothers out there have a fantastic Mother’s day.   My wife has just had her banana pancakes covered in chocolate sauce.

This photo was taken out at Parker Point, Rottnest Island.  It was on Good Friday and so many people were just splashing around in the water having a great time.  I must admit it was almost tempting to ask the helicopter pilot to land just so that we could jump into the water.    We in Perth are so lucky to have Rottnest Island so close to us and to have it still relatively unspoilt even in this day and age.   If you are coming to Perth you have to visit Rottnest Island.

We got engaged and married out at Rottnest we loved it that much.  Have you guys got an special Rottnest stories?  Or stories of a similar place?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.

Jamie Paterson

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Hobart Historical Ferries

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Hello Everyone,

This jetty is just off to the left of Elizabeth St Wharf in Hobart, Tasmania and I saw it on my way back from Salamanca Place.   The ferry itself was really interesting and dare I say cute?   What really got me about this composition though was the cool ferry, the sign saying ‘Captain Fell’s Historical Ferries’ and the tallships in the background.   For me it really summed up what the whole place was about.  Charm, character and history!   I could walk around in Hobart for a couple of weeks just shooting away and not run out of subjects to capture.    If you’ve not seen them yet Mark Stothard is currently posting some great landscape photography shots of Tasmania.  Go and check them out.

Camera Settings:

Aperture – F11

ISO – 200

Shutter – 1/20sec

For those of you who are hitting Karijini I hope you have an awesome time and get up there and back safely.  I can’t wait to see the photos when you all get back.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Stranded in Applecross

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A few weeks ago I was on my way home from work.   I looked across the river from the train and saw this boat lying on the river bank and I thought it was a great subject to try and capture.   I also had a funny feeling that the sunset was going to be fantastic!   Its sunsets like these when its a real privilege to be a landscape photographer, these colours haven’t been saturated in Photoshop in any way, it was definitely an amazing sunset.  We get to capture the moment forever and let people see it time and time again.   Its all good fun!

I hope you guys all managed to capture some great photos over Easter.  What did everyone get up to?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Hobart Tasmania

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Not sure what WordPress has done to this pic to make it look soft in the small version, but if you click on the photo and view the large version its sharp.

Ok, all jokes Tasmanian jokes aside, Tasmania rocks!   I am definitely going back again this year to cover it in more detail.   I could’ve spent days in Hobart itself just taking photos alone.   This was the view that I was presented with my first morning in Tasmania and I was just blown away by it.   I was hoping for mirror like reflections in the water and to have Mount Wellington light up like it did was just a bonus.    This particular morning I also managed to get over to Salmanca Place and captured some pretty cool shots from there with Mount Wellington in the background as well.   Tasmania, a landscape photographers dream.

Hopefully Tim from Island Images will approve of this shot. :-)

As always for those who are curious:

Aperture – F22

ISO 50

Shutter – 1/4sec

The roads are so steep and have so many corners that I think if I moved to Tassie I’d buy a WRX or EVO just to deal with the corners.    To give you an idea of how hard it is to get around on the West Coast, it took us almost 3hrs to travel 70kms around the Queenstown area.

Has anyone else considered a trip to Tassie and what areas did you think of shooting?

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Jamie Paterson

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